CEO & Founder, Theya Healthcare
Ciara has over 20 years' experience in the field of management and marketing, having worked for such large corporations as Irish Life & Permanent, Vodafone and RBS. In 2010 Ciara embarked on her entrepreneurial journey by opening her first business. This led to her company Theya Healthcare which produces and manufacturers post operative garments all made from naturally anti-bacterial bamboo material. She is driven via empathetic innovation to make changes for people via medical garment care. Her efforts have been recognised with patents being awarded for her innovative use of natural fibres backed up by science plus by the awards she has received most recently in January 2021 when she won Entrepreneur of the year at the Irish Women's Awards. She previously won Laureate for Europe in the Cartier Women's Initiative awards 2017 and was shortlisted for both the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year (Emerging category) and the Matheson WMB Female Entrepreneur of the Year.